I didn’t think I could mix genetics with Christmas, but after racking my brain for ideas, I came up with a rather interesting design! Here are my chromosome nails accented with Christmas coloured genetic loci! To explain the diagram a bit better, the centromere is where the sister chromatids meet in the center to form a chromosome. To put it simply, the banding patterns on the chromatids represent genes that can code for genetic traits. My fiancé wanted me to be as accurate in my explanation as possible, this is a beauty blog not a genetics textbook! If you would like to know more, I have some good book recommendations!
To create this design, I started off with three coats of a jelly white called Essie –Marshmallow that has been on my list of lemmings for a VERY long time that I managed to find in a dusty corner of London Drugs!
For a more Christmas feel, I topped off Essie – Marshmallow with my now eternal favourite, China Glaze – Fairy Dust.
I then created the chromosome outlines with black acrylic paint, dotted the centromeres with Sally Hansen Xtremewear – Mellow Yellow and used a red striper and China Glaze – Running in Circles for the banding patterns.
I hope you guys enjoyed this bit of Christmas nerdiness! We’re on the home stretch now before Christmas!
P.S. As a side note, many of you know that Traci, Christa and I host the Monday Blues Blog Hop which we have now decided to do every other Sunday. We’re taking a break over the Christmas holiday, but will resume after that so if any of you are interested in co-hosting we welcome you to contact us at mondaybluesbloghop(at)gmail(dot)com.